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August 26, 2010

Franny's  Corn Zeppole

Knowing that this would an unusual week at food52, with Merrill getting married up in Maine last Saturday, we wanted to plan a fun detour with this week's contest. Since Amanda and Merrill both live in Brooklyn, we decided to each pair up with a local chef and have another face-off, like our rice pudding contest last December.

Merrill teamed up with chef Andrew Feinberg of Franny's, a Brooklyn landmark that's been setting the curve on seasonal, local cooking since it opened in 2004. And Amanda snagged Char No. 4's chef Matt Greco, whose Southern-influenced food and bourbon bar (clearly a man after her own heart) have garnered much praise since the restaurant opened in 2008.

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We asked these chefs for some amazing recipes for summer corn and they didn't disappoint. We hope you'll try out their dishes -- versatile, addictive zeppole and a summery corn and clam stew, with a dash of trademark bourbon -- and enjoy them as much as we did!

Char No. 4  Corn, Bacon & Clam Stew


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alowr4326 August 27, 2010
I will try the Blueberry, Corn, and Pancetta Salad,sounds delish.
Food52 August 28, 2010
Hi alowr4326 -- did you mean that you'd like to test this recipe for Editors' Picks? Thanks!
Kitchen B. August 26, 2010
Zeppole will be made this weekend.................and that's a promise!
dymnyno August 26, 2010
Me on Saturday night will start with this!